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    October 3, 2012
    4:55 - 5:30am EDT  

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better job of handling the economy. the excitement kicks off at 9:00 eastern. in denver, colorado, i'm tori dunham, back to you. >> you can catch the debate right here on abc 2, beginning tonight once again at 9:00. time now for a check on your weather because if you haven't looked outside yet, it is really foggy out there. >> it is. it's bad. it's dense fog. usually you hear me say patchy fog. no. we're dealing with widespread dense fog across the area. we do have some dense fog advisories to talk about this morning. we're actually going to show you the counties that are under them. let me go to that graphic right now. we can see that every area there shaded in that gray color until 8:00 is under the dense fog advisory. so we're basically talking about cecil county, also hartford county, baltimore county, even the city and even as we go down south to anne arundel county is under the advisory until 8:00. so take it easy as you head out and about. if you can, make sure you put the low beams on and drive very slowly. we can see that bus stop forecast. the kids are going to have to endure that fog as well. i wouldn't be surprised, maybe
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a couple of school delays this morning. we'll see. we don't have any as of yet, so temperature coming in at 71 degrees, very warm this morning and it's going to be very warm as we go through the afternoon. we will have the chance for showers and thunderstorms all day long, but it is a slight chance as that warm front moves through the area. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. that fog is a pest this morning. >>reporter: it sure is, lynette. you will want to expect reduced visibility. it's just awful out there. i could barely see driving in to work. so slow down. as as lynette mentioned, be sure to turn on those low beams. unfortunately we do have a crash to tell you about on route 295. it's right along the northbound lanes at route 32. and big problems in hartford county, as lynette mentioned, it's raining pretty hard in the area. we do have a fallen tree you'll want to watch out for in the northbound lanes of route 152 at hartford road. if you are traveling 95 in the area, here's a live look outside right now at route 152. you'll notice, again, that reduced visibility, certainly going to be an issue. but as we pull up some drive times, no problems to report from white marsh all the way
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into the city. you're looking at a 15-minute ride. if you're heading out to 695, here's a look at the fog at hartford road. no trouble traveling the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and the west side of the beltway will remain nice and clear, 11 minutes as well to travel the outer loop from 795 all the way down to 95. megan and charley, over to y. coming up on "good morning maryland" at 5:00, a man sits behind bars this morning after police say. >> coming up how police say his wife's late night snack became a weapon against her. also a television anchor fighting back. the e-mail she got addressed to her from one viewer on the air and her response.
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new this morning, the state board of public works could hand over operation of two more train lines. this is happening with a canada- based company. the $205 million contract will last six years. a french-run company also bid
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on that contract and has been criticized by holocaust survivors for failing to fully disclose its role in transporting victims during world war ii. treatment of teens in maryland's criminal justice system will be the topic of a conference at morgan state university today. about 350 people are expected with backgrounds ranging from law enforcement to education and child welfare. we'll have more for you here at abc2news.com. we dodged a bullet last winter by not having too much snow, that is for sure. >> what forecasters are saying we could expect to see this winter. "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. homicide, that is the ruling in the death of a baltimore man last seen with police. we'll have his family's demands for justice. there's good news this morning for those of you living in west baltimore. one of the fire stations slated to close is going to stay open for now. and one game behind the
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yankees and one game to go, the orioles wrap up their regular season, but there is still so much work to be done with just nine innings remaining. we'll tell you all about that on this wednesday, october 3rd. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. every game counts. >> every game counts and it is a real mess when you think about it, but don't worry, we're not going to confuse you at all. you may be confused when you head out the door this morning, that's because the fog is so thick. lynette will talk about that and it's a big story for you as well. >>reporter: yes. definitely a morning where you want to turn on the low beams because the visibility is just awful. be extra careful. >> it's like driving through pea soup this morning. >> it's warm out there. >> exactly. very humid. so that system that i've been showing you for the past two days, from the south, that's a warm air mass that's coming in and that's what we're feeling and that's why we're very humid this morning and that's why we have so much moisture trapped at the ground trying to go somewhere and it's just hung up at the surface. we're definitely dealing with some fog this morning. let me show you what's going on. i can show you the reduced
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visibility right now. and basically the visibility is reduced to less than quarter of a mile in a lot of spots this morning. we can see about seven miles in easton and in york, so, yeah, it's pretty bad out there this morning. as you head out the door, take a easy on the roadways. also what we're dealing with this morning is a lone shower. yes, it is up in hartford county. this is starting to slide off towards the north and toward the east, but still some heavier downpours as we slide towards delta, also fon grove. if your travels are taking you that way, take it easy on the roadways, i can't emphasize that enough. this is sliding over towards rising sun and port posit getting some light showers. here's the temperatures, 79 with a dewpoint of 69 in glen burnie and elkton coming in at 72 degrees. let's get a check of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. lots of dense fog. >>reporter: yes, lynette. you do want to expect reduced visibility. that lone shower up in hartford county, we do have a tree that's fallen in falston.
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it's at route 152 at hartford road. unfortunately we do have an accident to tell you about, it's right on the northbound lanes of route 295 at route 32. definitely something to keep in mind. be sure to slow down this morning. it's really going to be an important thing to remember because that reduced visibility just awful. as we check in and take a live look here at the beltway, the west side at liberty road, no delays, but, again, the fog going to be an issue. if you are traveling the rest of the beltway, no problems from parkville all the way up to towson, and as we pull up some other drive times, the northeast corridor of 95 will also be delay free right in white marsh, you're looking at a four-minute trip right now from route 43 down to the beltway. megan and charley, over to you. 5:03 right now. it has all come down to this, 161 games couldn't decide the american league east crown and that is why we are going to watch, that is why we are going to cheer and hold our collective breath. charley crowson at the live desk this morning with what you need to know before the o's play a game 162 tonight in
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tampa. have you exhaled yet, charley? >>reporter: you do have to do a collective exhale and then you have to think about what all of this means because for the second straight year, megan, the o's are playing a meaningful game on the final game of the season, but this year it means so much more. last night it only took one hit to decide the o's win over the rays. final score was 1-0 and it came off the bat of chris davis in the 4th inning and it was an absolutely bomb. it would have come close to landing by earl weaver's statue had it been hit at camden yard. one run had fans thrilled they made that trip. >> haven't done this in 15 years. we had to come. >> oh, my god! it was awesome! >> having an opportunity to be with the orioles this year and it's been great. we've done history, happy, i'm happy with all our players and staff >>reporter: after the win the o's ran back to the clubhouse to watch the red sox/yankees
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game. the sox blew a two-run lead in the 9th, ended up winning a close one in the 12th. all this means right now is the orioles remain one game behind the yankees with one game left to play. if you haven't had your second cup of coffee this morning and if the map gives you a little bit of a headache, we're going to break it down really simply and very easily. all you need to know today, if the orioles win, they will host a playoff game come playoffs in just a few days. for now, though, let's go back to the studios with more news with megan. >> thank you so much, charley. we do want to remind you that we want to see your orioles pride, so keep sending us those pictures. send them to pix@wmar.com. you can always head head to our website on the o's first playoff appearance in 15 years. five minutes after 5:00 right now. now to a developing story where a baltimore man died in police custody. now, officers said when this happened it happened because he swallowed drugs. however, a medical examiner's report calls his death a homicide. abc 2 news' sherree johnson is live this morning at police
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headquarters with more on this case. sheree, this case has actually taken some twists and turns, hasn't it? >>reporter: it certainly has, megan, yes. we have learned that 46-year- old anthony anderson's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's reports, contrary to what baltimore city police originally said. now, this medical report says that he died from fractured ribs, internal bleeding and also a ruptured spleen. now, three baltimore city police officers have been put on paid leave. this incident happened on september 21st. anderson's family says he came out of a bar on east bitle street when he was confronted by police. his mother, son, daughter and 2- year-old granddaughter were there. initially police said anderson tried to swallow drugs. police would not speak on camera, but they confirmed drugs were not a factor in anderson's death. >> it was told to us that they laughed, they thought it was funny, and when we was telling them that tony was complaining, suffering of hurting, that they
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said he was just faking because he didn't want to go to jail and that's not true. >>reporter: now, there's no word yet if the unnamed officers will be charged in this case, but the family's attorney says that he plans to file a civil lawsuit. now, community activists also are waiting to see if charges are filed against these officers. if not, they plan to have a protest in front of the state's attorney's office later this week. reporting live downtown baltimore, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. 5:07 right now. tonight a meeting is going to be held to discuss the future of baltimore county public schools and the new superintendent dallas dance, he wants to discuss a five-year plan which he called blueprint 2.0. now, dantz wants to improve these certain things, he wants to improve curriculum development, professional growth as well as communication. tonight's meeting takes place at perry hall high school, the seen of the shooting that happened on the first day of school. one of the students was shot by a fellow classmate and is now
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recovering. that school district says the meeting is not intended to discuss that incident. the meeting starts at 7:00 tonight. news time 5:07. it's a big relief for those living in west baltimore. truck 10, the fire company that was supposed to shut down at the beginning of the month will stay open for now, thanks to moneys raised from taxes and tickets to the grand prix, the city will be able to keep the company open until at least next june. the mayor added her administration will not take shortcuts when it comes to public safety, even during difficult times. they sacrificed so much and now it's the community's turn to say thank you and to give back. for the second time baltimore city firefighters will ld a memorial remembering fallen firefighters. baltimore's international association of firefighters is hosting a crab feet honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty. the ceremony will begin with a ringing of a historic shipyard bell and a moment of silence. instead of taking the bus or driving the kids to school today, why not go for a walk?
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today is international walk to school day. students from all over baltimore city will be taking part along with their parents, teachers and community leaders. volunteers will be there as well and volunteers at the downtown baltimore family alliance will hold pep rallies. walk to school day events to raise awareness about pedestrian safety and to emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children. so if you're planning on walking with your kids to school today, you obviously need to know if you need an umbrella or not. let's get a check of the forecast now with lynette, also we're watching that fog out there. >> exactly. that's the big story this morning, some dense fog. so walking to school not the best day, but at least you're not going to be trapped in the rain showers for the most part. the only one that we're watching this morning is the one that's right around hartford county and that's moving into cecil county. that's going to be sliding out of here. and that will be replaced with some dry weather, but we'll still have the chance for some showers to pop up here as we go through the afternoon. by that time you'll already be at school. right now the temperature coming in at 66 degrees.
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we are quite warm this morning. 69 in catensville, west friendship at 57. not only are we warm, but we're humid as well. you can see the dewpoints in the 70s. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. as you mentioned, we are dealing with a lot of dense fog across the region. you will want to expect reduced visibility and hartford county, it's raining in that area right now, so we do actually have some more trouble on top of that. there's a downed tree in falston that has shut down hartford road between route 152 and wrecker road. you will want to use bel aire road instead. no delays on 95 from bel aire all the way down towards white marsh and it will remain nice and clear as you do head into the city. if you are using the beltway, here's what it looks like in parkville, and, again, you'll really notice the foggy conditions here at hartford road. be sure to slow down, turn on the low beams and please be extra careful as you head out. fortunately no delays headed up toward towson. megan and charley, over to you. it's 10 minutes after the hour. we certainly dodged a bullet in maryland here last season, the winter was pretty mild.
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>> that may not be the case this season. we'll bring you the early forecast of what we could have, maybe a chill in the air? we'll find out. when you begin feeling sick, you start taking vitamin d, but does it really do you any good? there's new research that may provide an answer answer. [ harry umlaut ] here we go.
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5:14. you know last winter our shovels stayed parked in the garage and those ice scrapers, they kind of lived in the trunk. >> others like that, others were complaining. this may not be the case this year. according to accuweather, this winter is expected to be snowier than the ones we have seen and especially snowier for our area. >> yeah. the forecasters say winter this year will start off mild, then potential for the storms rolls in around january or february. hopefully, though, not on a similar track to what we had with the snow pocalypse in 2010. >> snow-magedon. tell me that's not going to be the case. we want some snow, but nothing like that. >> i agree with you. i think the people that love snow, they deserve a good snowy winter, but we don't need back- to-back snowfalls, we don't need that at all, especially
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blizzards. this is what we're looking at towards the west. yes, we are seeing some snow across that area. but here at home we're dealing with just one shower that's beginning to slide over towards cecil county, working its way up into pennsylvania. it'll be out of here in a matter of moments and then we'll be dealing with cloudy conditions this morning in terms of fog, so be prepared. we do have a dense fog advisory that's in effect until 8:00. right now temperatures are coming in on the warm side. we're in the upper 60s in kingsville, more of the same into colombia, westminster at 66 degrees right now. shadyside at 72, 73 in rock hall and denton 75 degrees. you do not need the coat. you could take the umbrella with you, and the reason why i say that is because, well, we have some showers this morning. this is all courtesy of this warm front that's going to be working its way through the area this morning. and it's still going to be around the area, so we will have a chance for some more scattered showers to pop up as we go into the afternoon. then we're waiting for this cold front to move through by tomorrow. that's why i'm going to keep the chances in for tomorrow as well, and then by the weekend, we have a secondary cold front
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that's going to come in here and drop the temperatures down. boy, is it going to feel like fall. now, your future trend picking up on the chance for some scattered showers as we did into the afternoon, even maybe your commute home. that is possible. the hour-by-hour forecast brings us up to 85 degrees by 4:00, 3:00, that's the high temperature. and here's that seven-day forecast for you as we will get breezy on saturday, but look at the cooldown, 60 and 62 by columbus day. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. dense fog to talk about. >>reporter: yes, lynette, it's causing reduced visibility across the region. hartford county getting hit hard with rain right now. and we do have a fallen tree in falston that has shut down harbor road between route 152 and wrecker road. you will want to use beller road instead. as we check in and take a look at the main lines, the jfx is going to be nice and clear heading into the city. no delays on the beltway either. but as you can see here in parkville, a lot of fog, extreme reduced visibility at hartford road. you will want to be extra careful.
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as we head over to the west side of the beltway, here's what it looks like at old court road. no delays getting down to 95, but, again, fog going to be an issue. be sure to turn on those low beams. that is a look at your abc 2 news time saver traffic. megan and charley, over to you. if you start popping vitamin d pills at the first sign of a cold, you may be wasting your time. that's because a new study out of new zealand suggests that vitamin d supplements don't reduce the amount of severity when it comes to colds that you may experience. now, the study results show that there was no statistical information and significant difference in the number of colds in the vitamin d group when compared to a group that was taking a placebo. additional research needs to be done, made to determine the dosing register men that may -- reej men that may work best. a study says there are fewer teens drinking and driving than 20 years ago. students 16 and older admitted to driving last year, in 1991 that number was 22%. the report attributed to all
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states raising drinking age to 21 and zero tolerance laws for teens caught drinking and driving. if you're still on the fence about maryland's gambling proposal, one nfl team now weighing in, trying to change your mind. we're going to tell you who's for or against the measure trying to bring expanded gaming here to the state. and administrators say cost-cutting could mean the end of some sports programs at an area university. we're going to tell you where and which sport could be on the chopping block.
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towson university's beautiful baseball field may fall silent. the school is thinking about shutting down the program along with the men's soccer team. they say the programs have become too costly to run. towson does a great job recruiting local baseball talent. right now they have 20 local players on the roster. no word yet when those programs would officially come to an end. you're still not sure how you're going to vote when it comes to expanded gamble? that's question 7 on the ballot. it is getting an endorsement from a high profile organization. the washington redskins have come out in support of building a casino in pg county and adding table games to the state's existing casinos.
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a representative says a yes vote for question 7 is a a tremendous opportunity to create jobs and increase funding for public schools. another question on the ballot in november is the issue of same-sex marriage and it turns out rocker melissa etheridge, she is the latest celebrity to endorse it here in our state. the singer sent out a letter on behalf of marylanders for marriage equality saying that everyone deserves to be treated the same under the law. she also is going to be offering campaign donors a chance to meet her back stage before an upcoming concert in bethesda. well, anne arundel county police say it was all wrong. >> we're going to take you to pasadena coming up next and tell you what was inside the home of one animal horder. wife's all heard about the dangers -- we've all heard about the dangers of too much fast food. now there's a study of the impact of those meals on your body. we have isolated shower on maryland's most powerful radar as of now. i'll tell you if there's more where those came from coming
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up. >>reporter: lynette, fog is certainly a huge issue this morning. i'll let you know how it will affect your commute coming up on "good morning maryland." krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need...
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on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you.
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get paid thousands of dollars to eat your favorite fast food eerd. >> it's a new experiment and it's conducted by doctors to measure exactly what fast food diets can do to the body. so for three months dave bickleo, he eats 1,000 calories of extra food every single day. the meal is all fast food. doctor samuel klein, a researcher at washington university medical school in st. louis is paying him $3500 to do it. he's trying to understand why weight gain leads to diseases like diabetes and hypertension and research wraps alone, they're just not enough. >> somebody has to eat this food this way too. >> ultimately it has to come to people. >> down the road the research may be helping to find therapies to obesity-related diseases. dave says to get the final pay check, he's fg to have to take -- he's going to have to take off the 18 pounds he's already
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gained. >> would you do it for $3,000? we'll ask you that on facebook. guys this is not the way to go about this, a husband now enters a bizarre plea for an even more bizarre attack. >> we'll tell you how the man turned his sandwich into a weapon and used it against his own wife. who has the best cookie recipe, michelle obama or ann romney? we'll bring you the results of a contest between these two high profile political wives. >>reporter: good morning, everyone, topping america's money, more turbulence for american airlines as pilots are expected to authorize a strike this week, although negotiations are resuming. in the meantime american says it's found the cause of those loose seats, and improperly installed clamp. auto sales were up again last month to their highest level in more than four years. the automakers were led by toyota. part of the increase is that buyers need to replace aging vehicles and feel more confident about their jobs, also loans, they're now cheaper
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and easier to get. but another indicator shows we're not quite as confident about the economy. the birth rate fell for the fourth year in a row. the good news is that it didn't fall as much as it has in recent years. then there's the beer index, shipments arriving for the first time since the start of the recession. analysts say that's a sure sign that consumers, particularly young men, are doing better economically. and that's america's money. i'm paula farris.
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we have new information this morning on a recent abduction. we'll tell you what police are saying about those believed to be involved. the president and his challenger, they take center stage tonight for